adjective, scant·i·er, scant·i·est.
noun, plural scant·ies.
SYNONYMS FOR scanty
Related formsscant·i·ly, adverbscant·i·ness, nounun·scant·y, adjective
Examples from the Web for scanty
They lean against the fence, hips jutted out, their legs exposed by scanty pink shorts and skimpy dresses.
Others donned Berlusconi masks or carried signs with “No Lie Zone” and photos of young women in scanty costumes.Berlusconi Sex Charges: The Bunga-Bunga Trial Begins|Barbie Latza Nadeau|April 6, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Close at hand the edifice gained in austerity and dignity while it lost the last of its scanty air of hospitality.Doom Castle|Neil Munro
The librarian obligingly pointed out the rest of the scanty shelf-end of socialist books.Mountain|Clement Wood
She must have been well past sixty, but her scanty hair was as yet untouched with grey.At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern|Myrtle Reed
Why should they have come at all to a place that could not contain a crumb of food, except the scanty supply that he had brought?The Copper Princess|Kirk Munroe
But they had failed to do so; for their own proper principles had been too scanty for them to bestow any on their daughter.